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Alex City author to sign books today at library

Published 12:34pm Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Adelia M. Russell Library will welcome an Alexander City native today for a reading and book signing.

Minnie Lamberth will be at the library at 1 p.m. to read, sign and discuss her book Min at Work: Stories of Writing, Painting, Aunting and Believing.

“I knew she was a native of Alexander City, and a lot of people wanted to have her here,” said Amy Huff, director.

Today will be Lamberth’s second visit to the library in Alexander City to do a book signing. The first was for her novel, Life with Strings Attached. Min at Work, on the other hand is a memoir.

“It tells about my work as an advertising copywriter and pursuing my idea to write a novel,” Lamberth said. “I’ve been a self-employed writer for 12 years.”

A Benjamin Russell High School graduate, Lamberth received her bachelor’s degree in English from Huntingdon College in Montgomery.  She began her career as a copywriter for Cunningham, Black and Farley, a Montgomery advertising agency, and later served as public information officer for the Alabama Commission on Higher Education. She returned to Huntingdon to work part time as media relations director prior to launching her own freelance writing business in 2000.

Lamberth’s memoir shares stories of her life detailing family experiences, church-going and being an aunt, as well as other life lessons.

“There’s one section in the book that’s really just about my trips home,” said Lamberth, who spent a number of months traveling back to Alexander City to visit her mother, a retired school teacher, who had received a cancer diagnosis. “I’m hoping the audience will appreciate those stories.”

Lamberth said she will talk about the memoir and read a few excerpts, then take questions before signing copies. The book will be on sale at the event for $14.

“People who want to learn how to write or want to develop a career in writing will get something out of the book,” said Lamberth. “Anybody who has some sense of wanting to do something with their lives in art or writing can draw some inspiration from that.”

To find out more about Lamberth and her writings visit www.minnielamberth.com.

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